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wolfgulfur wrote:

Favorite Boba Fett quote has to be Boba's response to a security officer on Taris.

Good one! That's from "Legacy of the Force: Bloodlines."

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Cado wrote:

It's a long one...

... but it's a good one! Classic.

Source: BFFC

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[Updated May 17, 2015: Just when you thought all the covers for the first issue were out and about, there's one more! It's number #1, but a French version that's a 120-page compilation of four comics! See the Panini Comics exclusive below.]

Marvel Comics, who takes the helm back from Dark Horse Comics to publish Star Wars comics books, has an unconventional strategy with unveiling their first issue in January 2015. They've enabled various comic book shops and artists to sell their own variant covers. Here is our curated list of ones that feature Boba Fett on the cover, with links to high-quality, unwatermarked scans and -- where applicable -- how to purchase.

(Looking for all Boba Fett comics? See our database.)

Star Wars #1 (Panini Comics exclusive)

Cover art by Ramon K. Perez. Available on eBay.Star Wars #1 (The Cargo Hold exclusive)

Cover art by J. Scott Campbell. Sold at thecargohold.ecwid.co.B&W Variant. Sold at thecargohold.ecwid.com.Star Wars #1 (Tidewater Comicon exclusive)Star Wars #1 (Heroes Haven exclusive)

Cover art by Mike Perkins. Layout references Giant Size X-Men #1 (1975). Sold at heroeshavencomics.com.Star Wars #1 (Cards, Comics & Collectibles exclusive)

Cover art by Frank Cho. Sold at cardscomicscollectibles.com.B&W VariantStar Wars #1 (Limited Edition Comix exclusive)

Cover art by Mike Deodato Jr.. Sold at ltd-edition-comix.com.B&W Variant. Two slight variations sold at ltd-edition-comix.com and ltd-edition-comix.com.Star Wars #1 (Mile High Comics exclusive)

Cover art by Humberto Ramos with color by Edgar Delgado. Sold at milehighcomics.com.Star Wars #1 (Diamond Comic / Hasbro Exclusive)

Sold through Previews magazine and New York Toy Fair.Star Wars #1 (Forbidden Planet Exclusive)

Cover art by Adi Granov. Sold at forbiddenplanet.com.B&W variant. Sold at forbiddenplanet.com.Star Wars #1 (Heroes and Fantasies Exclusive)

Cover art by Daniel Acuna. Layout references Amazing Spider-Man #129, the first appearance of The Punisher. Sold at heroesandfantasies.com.B&W variant. Sold at heroesandfantasies.com.Star Wars #1 (Warp 9 Exclusive)

Cover art by Alex Maleev. This layout references Tales of Suspense #39. Sold at ebay.com.B&W variant.  Sold at ebay.com.Star Wars #1 (Zapp Comics Exclusive)

Cover art by Mike Mayhew. This layout references Marvel's The New Mutants #98, which had the very first appearances of Deadpool and artwork by Rob Liefeld. Sold at zappcomics.com.B&W variant. Sold at zappcomics.com.

Upcoming Bounty is a series of editorial posts about newly released and/or newly announced Boba Fett collectibles, giving you the lowdown along with a pro collector opinion on what's what.

<h3>Hot Toys 1/4 Scale Boba Fett</h3>

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Hot Toys has announced their first ¼ scale Star Wars figure will be none other than Boba Fett. Hot Toys is one of the few companies where most collectors I know actually feel they're getting their money's worth despite the high price tags of their pieces. Scheduled for a 3rd or 4th quarter 2015 release this Fett is done in his ROTJ scheme with a Jabba's Skiff themed base. It includes 30 points of articulation and 7 alternate hand molds. All shin tools appear to be removable. He also comes with both a full version of the Blastech EE-3, as well as a battle damaged version as seen after Luke chops off the barrel with his lightsaber. Select markets may also get a bonus blaster pistol with holster. Price tag is $469.00 through Sideshow Collectibles, which includes the exclusive blaster pistol and holster.

Pros:

  • Hot Toys brand product

  • Quarter scale

  • Tons of articulation to pose

  • Battle damage options

  • Additional blaster pistol/holster in select markets

Cons:

  • $469.00 price tag

  • Bad product scheduling

My take:

It looks like I'm going to have to suck this one up. Personally I prefer the ESB paint scheme on my Fetts, but I'm going to take a chance because it's Hot Toys. The timing sucks for my wallet as Sideshow's new ¼ scale ESB Fett is also scheduled for 4th quarter 2015 release. Looking at the prototype photos the detailing on the armor and flightsuit looks like it will blow away the older Sideshow ¼ ROTJ Fett, which if I recall correctly sold for $300.00. The new Sideshow premium format is $439.99. The fact that the battle damaged blaster is included leads to me to hope that a companion Luke and possibly a larger skiff display may be coming later. Nothing confirmed there though.

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This fan spotlight is part of a series focusing on cosplayers who exemplify qualities in creativity, community-building, and craftsmanship.

1. What is your name and who are you cosplaying as?

I'm Josh Powers. My Kit is ROTJ Boba Fett. Pre Sarlacc,  haha...

[coppermine id=3249]

2. What groups/clubs/sites are you a member? What is your handle for those sites?

I am a member of The 501st Legion and Mandalorian Mercs. My Legion ID# is BH-15173. On the MMCC board I go by "Ren."

3. Why this character and costume? What's the backstory?

As an 8 year kid, when Fett was first shown standing on the bridge of Executor, I thought to myself "who the hell is that guy?! I want to know know about him!" The look of his armor, his stance, the fact Vader spoke directly to him, spoke to a person that earned the respect of the Sith Lord. He looked liked he worked for a living and did what needed to be done. Then, as I grew older and they began writing comic and novels featuring Fett, it just fed to my fascination with the character.

As for why I choose to build this costume. I chose it out of ignorance. I assumed, having never attempted to build anything, that it had to be easier than  building a Stormtrooper ... right? It was mostly cloth with a few armor plates, helmet and jetpack. Famous last words.

4. What's your favorite part of the costume or what has been one of your most memorable experiences as this character?

It's hard to say. Watching the joy on kids faces when they see their "hero" in real life, whether it's at a con or on the floor of their hospital. Personally, my favorite would have to be meeting my wife -- who kits up as Boushh and is a member of the Legion as well -- or the incredibly tight person relationships I have formed since joining the groups with Fett.

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5. What were some of your challenges to get your costume just right?

For me, I found nothing about this costume NOT challenging. This was going to be my first ever costume. I had never used a dremel, an airbrush, or any of the other skills needed to do something like this. I spent 18 months researching every possible part, every possible type of paint, every scratch and every detail of a ROTJ Fett before I ever began my actual build. I knew from the outset that I wanted to join the 501st as Fett because of the charity that they perform. Because of that, I knew it had to be "perfect" or as close as I could possibly make it.
I found that to get Fett right, the biggest challenges was finding all the right part. I am sure other Mandos and Fetts can attest to the fact that, even assembled, there are a ton of parts to these kits. And for Fett these parts are 35 years old and tracking them down is a task.

6. What advice do you have for other cosplayers?

The biggest advice I would give to other cosplayers is research. I can not stress the value of it. I can be boring, seem like a job at times, but in the end it makes the biggest difference in the outcome of any build, no matter the costume itself.

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7. Favorite Star Wars moment?

Picking a favorite moment is Star Wars is a hard question. Star Wars has been a constant in my life since I was 5 years old when the movies were originally released. It has been a source of constant joy and a refuge from sorrow -- a safety blanket if you will.  Its existence creates an environment that bring people from different places and backgrounds together. It binds all things, just like the very Force at the core of its story.

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your moma wrote:

People say fett is evil because he worked for vader but he really is not

Welcome to the site, your moma! That's a very good point.

your moma wrote:

my grandpa played as Boba fett

You'll have to tell us more about that!

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thee23sideshow wrote:

just found out about this crew of demented barves; glad 2 know ya

Welcome to BFFC, thee23sideshow / darth sideshow! Glad to see you here and looking forward to your posts on the board.

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scasanov wrote:

Came across this product review...

Already a review and it's not officially released until January? Those lucky reviewers at Brickset really using their media badge for that one!

(Note to self: contact someone at LEGO's Community Engagement and Events...)

scasanov wrote:

I will admit I haven't picked up a Lego Slave-1 since the first one...

Each change up seemed to be mediocre at best. It's nice that this one is a huge difference.

scasanov wrote:

...keep using the Jango Geonosis jetpack...

Good point of trivia there. Maybe there's pressure to recycle what's close enough for some of their process, rather than every set getting an unlimited amount of variable pieces? Or maybe someone on staff has some outdated/inaccurate reference photos?

(Reminds me of Hallmark's Christmas ornament had an upside down skull emblem, or the whole POTF2 dot-and-no-dot gloves, or other things like that.)

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Hey Scott! Thanks for the post!

I know Lucas McCoy follows them, since he's a big cosplayer.

Since they got the license in 2014, they're certainly allowed to do a Boba Fett costume. Seems odd they're sitting on it, and doing Jango first, though.

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This is the third year of The ArTmor Project, a fundraising effort pairing the creativity of hand-selected artists with classic Mandalorian armor.

Today at 6pm EST, over 50 auctions will begin.

Here is what they've made -- in alphabetical order:

<h3>ACHERON BUG HUNT BOUNTY ON LV-426</h3>
Armor by Jim Mock | Artist's statement and additional photos
[coppermine id=3175]

<h3>ACTUAL PHYSICAL CONTACT</h3>
Armor by Lou Caltabiano, host of the Dial Up Movies podcast | Artist's statement and additional photos
[coppermine id=3176]

<h3>BLACK AND WHITE AND FETT ALL OVER</h3>
Armor by John Sloboda | Artist's statement and additional photos
[coppermine id=3177]

<h3>BLACK SERIES BOBA FETT</h3>
Armor by Joe Knowlton (aka Solus Raam) | Artist's statement and additional photos
[coppermine id=3178]

<h3>BLOB-A FETT</h3>
Armor by Ted Dastick Jr. | Artist's statement and additional photos
[coppermine id=3179]

<h3>BOBA FETT ON BLACK VELVET</h3>
Armor by Scott Cherry of the Barbarian Rage Podcast | Artist's statement and additional photos
[coppermine id=3186]

<h3>BOBA FETT'S THE THING</h3>
Armor by Eric Moore of Mr E's Models | Artist's statement and additional photos
[coppermine id=3180]

<h3>COG O FETT</h3>
Armor by Ronald Seaman of Aracknoid3 Cosplay | Artist's statement and additional photos
[coppermine id=3181]

<h3>DARTH MANDALORIAN</h3>
Armor by David Krawcyzk | Artist's statement and additional photos
[coppermine id=3182]

<h3>DR WHO 50TH ANNIVERSARY</h3>
Armor by Larry Jason Queen | Artist's statement and additional photos
[coppermine id=3183]

<h3>DUFFMAN-DALORIAN</h3>
Armor by Matt of the NeoZAZ.com podcast series Attraction Obsession | Artist's statement and additional photos
[coppermine id=3184]

<h3>FET3K</h3>
Armor by Matt Hunsworth | Artist's statement and additional photos
[coppermine id=3185]

<h3>FETT TRON, BOUNTY HUNTER OF THE UNIVERSE</h3>
Armor by R. Gouldberg | Artist's statement and additional photos
[coppermine id=3187]

<h3>FETT'S PREDATOR TROPHY</h3>
Armor by Matthew M Toppel
[coppermine id=3234]

<h3>FETTY KRUEGER</h3>
Armor by Chris, co-host of the SWIC (Star Wars In Character) podcast | Artist's statement and additional photos
[coppermine id=3188]

<h3>GAME OF CLONES</h3>
Armor by Fett Finish
[coppermine id=3231]

<h3>GEARS OF FETT</h3>
Armor by Guillaume Fortin | Artist's statement and additional photos
[coppermine id=3189]

<h3>HE-MAN'S CHEST</h3>
Armor by Taylor Lymbery of the Talking Toys with Taylor and Jeff podcast | Artist's statement and additional photos
[coppermine id=3190]

<h3>HOUND OF MANDALORE</h3>
Armor by Todd Howell | Artist's statement and additional photos
[coppermine id=3191]

<h3>HUNTER</h3>
Armor by Jason James of 3 Sheets Art | Artist's statement and additional photos
[coppermine id=3192]

<h3>INFETTIBLE HULK</h3>
Armor by Chris, co-host of the SWIC (Star Wars In Character) podcast | Artist's statement and additional photos
[coppermine id=3193]

<h3>IRON FETT</h3>
Armor by Kenneth Polly | Artist's statement and additional photos
[coppermine id=3194]

<h3>JAEGER FETT</h3>
Armor by Scott Conner | Artist's statement and additional photos
[coppermine id=3195]

<h3>JANGO / KAMINO</h3>
Armor by Michael Davis | Artist's statement and additional photos
[coppermine id=3196]

<h3>JUSTICE LEAGUE MANDALORE</h3>
Armor by Sean Hynes, founder of the Mandalorain Mash-ups costume group on Facebook | Artist's statement and additional photos
[coppermine id=3197]

<h3>KENNER GRAVEYARD</h3>
Armor by Dave, co-host of the SWIC (Star Wars In Character) podcast | Artist's statement and additional photos
[coppermine id=3198]

<h3>KISS</h3>
Armor by Jennifer Hogan, character fabricator at Stoopid Buddy Studios (Robot Chicken) | Artist's statement and additional photos
[coppermine id=3199]

<h3>KRAYT DRAGON TROPHY ARMOR</h3>
Armor by Jim Mock | Artist's statement and additional photos
[coppermine id=3200]

<h3>MAN-O-FETT</h3>
Armor by Dillon Markey, animator at Stoopid Buddy Studios (Robot Chicken) | Artist's statement and additional photos
[coppermine id=3204]

<h3>MANDALORIAN CORPS</h3>
Armor by Michael Mergenthaler | Artist's statement and additional photos
[coppermine id=3201]

<h3>MANDALORIAN GIRL</h3>
Armor by Huy Vu, production designer at Stoopid Buddy Studios (Robot Chicken) | Artist's statement and additional photos
[coppermine id=3202]

<h3>MANDO FC</h3>
Armor by Scott Weber | Artist's statement and additional photos
[coppermine id=3203]

<h3>MASS EFFETT</h3>
Armor by Jim Neff | Artist's statement and additional photos
[coppermine id=3205]

<h3>MINIO-LORIA-N</h3>
Armor by Karen from the Muppets in Character podcast and NeoZAZ.com
[coppermine id=3235]

<h3>"MODEL" ORIAN</h3>
Armor by William Soltys | Artist's statement and additional photos
[coppermine id=3206]

<h3>ODE TO HAN</h3>
Armor by Amy Caracappa-Qubeck | Artist's statement and additional photos
[coppermine id=3207]

<h3>OPERATION BOUNTY HUNT</h3>
Armor by John Ficker of Lonewolf Customs | Artist's statement and additional photos
[coppermine id=3208]

<h3>PAC-MANDALORIAN</h3>
Armor by Uriah Funk | Artist's statement and additional photos
[coppermine id=3209]

<h3>PLANET OF THE APES TRIBUTE</h3>
Armor by Matthew Zucker | Artist's statement and additional photos
[coppermine id=3210]

<h3>PREDALORIAN</h3>
Armor by Eric J. Berry | Artist's statement and additional photos
[coppermine id=3211]

<h3>PRINCESS OF MANDALORE</h3>
Armor by Marian T. Tait | Artist's statement and additional photos
[coppermine id=3212]

<h3>RECOLLECTION FETT</h3>
Armor by Rusty Gilligan of Recollection Magazine | Artist's statement and additional photos
[coppermine id=3213]

<h3>RETURN TO KENNER GRAVEYARD</h3>
Armor by Dave, co-host of SWIC podcast
[coppermine id=3233]

<h3>SLAVE I</h3>
Armor by Kevil Leill | Artist's statement and additional photos
[coppermine id=3214]

<h3>SLAVE I DEPARTURE</h3>
Armor by Mitch Freeman | Artist's statement and additional photos
[coppermine id=3236]

<h3>SLAVE TOO</h3>
Armor by Matt, co-host of the SWIC (Star Wars In Character) podcast | Artist's statement and additional photos
[coppermine id=3216]

<h3>STAR FORCE WARS</h3>
Armor by Matt of the GR80s Podcast | Artist's statement and additional photos
[coppermine id=3217]

<h3>STENCIL WARS</h3>
Armor by Curtis Brisbee | Artist's statement and additional photos
[coppermine id=3218]

<h3>SUNNYVALE HUNTER</h3>
Armor by Tory Jones | Artist's statement and additional photos
[coppermine id=3219]

<h3>SUPER IRON GIANT</h3>
Armor by Tim, co-host of the SWIC (Star Wars In Character) podcast | Artist's statement and additional photos
[coppermine id=3220]

<h3>THE PROTECTOR</h3>
Armor by Tom Hutchens (aka Mandalore the Uniter), founder of the Mandalorian Mercs costume club and organization | Artist's statement and additional photos
[coppermine id=3221]

<h3>THE TIES THAT BIND</h3>
Armor by Jen Belgin (aka Darth Cleavage) | Artist's statement and additional photos
[coppermine id=3222]

<h3>TO A GALAXY FAR, FAR AWAY ... AND BEYOND!</h3>
Armor by Matt, co-host of SWIC podcast
[coppermine id=3232]

<h3>TY COBB</h3>
Armor by Tim, co-host of the SWIC (Star Wars In Character) podcast | Artist's statement and additional photos
[coppermine id=3223]

<h3>UNTITLED</h3>
Armor by Jason Adams | Artist's statement and additional photos
[coppermine id=3224]

<h3>UNTITLED</h3>
Armor by John Soukup | Artist's statement and additional photos
[coppermine id=3225]

<h3>WALKER HUNTER</h3>
Armor by Allen Amis | Artist's statement and additional photos
[coppermine id=3226]

<h3>WHO FETT</h3>
Armor by Grant Tillotson | Artist's statement and additional photos
[coppermine id=3227]

<h3>WILT CHAMBERLAIN</h3>
Armor by Tim, co-host of the SWIC (Star Wars In Character) podcast | Artist's statement and additional photos
[coppermine id=3228]

Which ones are your favorites? Let us know in the comments.

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This fan spotlight is part of a series focusing on cosplayers who exemplify qualities in creativity, community-building, and craftsmanship.

1. What is your name and who are you cosplaying as?

Hi, my name is Ben Townend and I cosplay/cosplayed as ESB Boba Fett, ESB Chewbacca, ESB Han Solo, Sand Trooper and General Veers.

[coppermine id=3162]

2. What groups/clubs/sites are you a member? What is your handle for those sites?

You can usually find me lurking around on The Dented Helmet, RPF, MEPD [Mos Eisley Police Department], The 501st Legion and The Rebel Legion boards to name a few. I go by "Bountyone."

3. Why this character and costume? What's the backstory?

After seeing A New Hope as a kid I was blown away! Just when you thought it couldn't get any better, The Empire Strikes Back was released and, to this day, it remains my favorite movie of all time. I became obsessed with Boba Fett and remember taking empty toilet paper tubes as a kid and tried to copy his armor. I thank the Dented Helmet for making my life long dream a reality.

The short cameo with Jabba in A New Hope got my attention but his role in Empire became my obsession!

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4. What's your favorite part of the costume or what has been one of your most memorable experiences as this character?

I'd have to say being selected to play Boba Fett in a commercial for Lucasfilm and Spike TV. What an amazing and fun experience that was!

[youtube]http://youtu.be/riGe6BqyiHA[/youtube]

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5. What were some of your challenges to get your costume just right?

The biggest challenge for me was finding armor to fit my 6'4 frame. I enlisted the help of Jeff "WickedBeard" Cochran to help me with this task. Jeff had built my armor out of thin gauge steel with 1/4 foam backing. Everything on my suit from the shoulders to the knees was metal.

6. What advice do you have for other cosplayers?

I tell others to do their homework. Study the character and screen shots. Check resources. Your work is a reflection of you. Don't settle for average! The smallest details leave the biggest impression.

7. Favorite Star Wars moment?

Too many to list but my top three would be the Hoth battle in Empire, Darth Maul & Obi Wan's fight scene from Phantom Menace (Duel of Fates just gives me goosebumps) and Han & Leia's kiss (yeah, I'm a softie).

http://www.bobafettfanclub.com/news/wp-content/uploads/episode-7-logo-tn.jpg

"SpoilerMan" is the name of a 4chan user who claims to be associated with Lucasfilm. He has posted three threads of spoilers regarding "The Force Awakens," in which raptorman76 on Reddit amassed into a simple, bullet-by-bullet format and which gained more exposure to this leak. We investigated the original 4chan thread, which isn't linked in the Reddit summary, and it gave us more information.

Now, sometimes rumors like this get debunked very quickly. For example, Pablo Hidalgo at Lucasfilm's Story Group, quickly dismissed the recent "missing episodes" storylines for "The Clone Wars" that were rumored to be a leak. To our knowledge, these "The Force Awakens" plot points -- which have been spread via Reddit -- have yet to get any debunk. That said, the silence doesn't mean it's true.

The first mention of Episode 7 spoilers began on this November 30th thread on a 4chan site (link not appropriate for all ages due to profanity; otherwise SFW). There is no mention of Boba Fett, besides comments from different users speculating.

However, today, on this December 3rd thread on a 4chan site (link not appropriate for all ages due to profanity; otherwise SFW), the user brings up Boba Fett:

There were a couple of things Disney got from the Del Rey / Bantam books, and considered it legit.

His short story from the Del Rey Jabba's Palace story collection is assumed to be how he escaped.

Boba Fett does appear, very briefly.

If this is true, this would begin to define what is canon. When Disney bought Lucasfilm, the Extended Universe was thrown out and a Story Group was created. This kind of connection would highlight what's kept and what's thrown out.

Episode 7 has yet to confirm any involvement with Boba Fett. Only the timeline of when "The Force Awakens" takes place would mean Boba Fett is around 60 years old and would then make canon that he survived the Sarlacc.

To see how this news fits into the larger picture, follow the trail at our Fett Fact Check: Episode 7 one pager.

(Additional reporting by Lucas McCoy. Helmet nod to @AgeOfMyself for the head's up and additional research.)

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Mandoguy wrote:

As much as I love Boba, Jango killed six jedi with his bare hands on galidraan. I've read about Boba taking on Vader, but, still six jedi with bare hands is pretty masterful.

Excellent points, Mandoguy!

"Open Seasons" sure was a great comic book series.

However, given Boba Fett's larger profile and overall lifespan as an active bounty hunter, Boba sure has a larger kill list. Also, we saw various villains in the prequels easily kill Jedi.

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Mandoguy wrote:

I'm gonna call it for Jango on this one.

Welcome to BFFC, Mandoguy! Thanks for the comment. How come Jango? Sounds like your decision is a close call!

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[Updated 11/28 6:00pm to include Acme Archives! Updated 11/28 12:05am to include Wild Bangarang! 11/27 12:45am to include Things From Another World! Updated 11/26 7:00pm PST to include HerUniverse, Journeys, OfficialPix, Spencers, WeLoveFine, and HMV Canada! Updated 11/26 9:45am PST to elaborate upon Joe Corroney's sale! Updated 11/25 4:59pm PST to include Walgreens and Gentle Giant Ltd.!]

This is our annual Star Wars Black Friday / Cyber Monday sale breakdown, focusing just on Boba Fett whenever relevant.

This is in addition to our updated-for-2014 holiday guide and our holiday ornaments collectibles database.

Note: most of these sales end Monday, December 1st, so don't miss out.

(Are we missing something cool? Let us know in the comments and we'll update.)

<h3>Apparel</h3>

<h3>General</h3>

  • Amazon.com's <a href=http://www.amazon.com/Star-Wars/b/?_encoding=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&node=281446&tag=thebobafettfan02&linkId=2SY6VQAD5CPAU62Z"]Star Wars Store[/url] has items up to 40% off; no code needed; they may have other items on sale beyond their landing page

  • OfficialPix.com, who sells publicity and behind-the-scenes prints for/with autographs, has 20% off all autographs and 35% off all Star Wars photographs on 12/1 from 8:00am EST to 11:59pm EST

  • Spencers.com has 50% off Star Wars t-shirts, hats, and more for in-store purchases between 11/27 and 11/30, and online purchases between 11/26 and 11/30

<h3>Toys</h3>

  • http://www.bobafettfanclub.com/news/wp-content/uploads/talking-boba-fett-340x340.jpgDisneyStore.com has a "Magical Friday Sale" with discounts on the following Fett items:

    • "The Empire Strikes Back" Figure Play Set is 22% off

    • Boba Fett Talking Figure (13 1/2") is 33% off

    • Star Wars Long Sleeve Thermal Tee for Boys

  • Walmart has a Black Friday deal that's already under way that includes discounts on LEGO and the 31-inch figures

  • Walgreens, home of the Black Series Prototype Boba Fett exclusive, has a 25% off coupon to print and use this Friday; when you click through, note that their web page will try to auto-print from your web browser

  • ToysRUs.com has a 20% discount on Star Wars toys through 11/26

  • HasbroToyShop.com has free shipping when you spend $25 or more; use code FREESHIP25<br/><br/>They currently have in stock:

    • Black Series Boba Fett

    • Rebels Saga Legends Jango Fett

<h3>Print (Art Prints and Magazines)</h3>

  • http://www.bobafettfanclub.com/news/wp-content/uploads/CEIISlavePrincessCorroneyFinal_original-246x340.jpgJoe Corroney has his "Dark Side Friday" sale with 35% off all items at his online store between 11/28 - 11/30; no code needed<br/><br/>Some of our favorites include:

  • Star Wars Insider magazine wants to give new U.S. subscribers 8 issues for $37.99 (40% off cover price) and Canada subscribers 8 issues for $52.99 (covers $15 s/h) if you subscribe this Black Friday weekend; no start/stop time noted

  • ACME Archives Direct has 25% off all weekend; use code TURKEY2014

<h3>Media and Electronics</h3>

  • Best Buy has the "Star Wars: The Complete Saga" Blu-ray for $74.99, which has the "Holiday Special" Boba Fett cartoon as a bonus feature

  • HMV Canada has 20% off some limited edition Star Wars on-ear headphones, one of which features Boba Fett

<h3>Comics</h3>

<h3>Unique (Limited Edition Statues, Figures, etc.)</h3>

<h3>Other (Non-Sale)</h3>

  • Teaser trailer for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" (Episode 7) is released in select theaters starting on Black Friday

  • Dave Dorman (painter of incredible Boba Fett paintings) and the Star Wars 501st will be at Dreamland Comics in Chicago, Illinois for a food drive

(Are we missing something cool? Let us know in the comments and we'll update.)

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/Film is reporting today a rumor that they believe has multiple confirmations. It's regarding the first Star Wars spin-off film as having a heist-style plot circa "A New Hope" and the Death Star plans.

Their reporting is quick to say "Boba Fett" never came up in conversation. But it does suggest the Rebels are hiring bounty hunters to do the job.

Fett was never mentioned in any of the conversations we had about this film, but if this is a movie about bounty hunters, you could easily include him. I repeat: we do not know if Boba Fett is in this film. We just think the idea of the Rebels hiring a bunch of bounty hunters, who don't have a real allegiance, is a logical and cool plot.

The first spin-off has yet to be confirmed to involve Boba Fett. Having director Gareth Edwards and screenwriter Gary Whitta behind the project are the only confirmations so far.

To see how this news fits into the larger picture, follow the trail at our Fett Fact Check: Spin-Off Film one pager.

Source: BFFC

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Today at the Vista in Los Angeles -- one of the remaining single screen picture palaces -- editor John Venzon (@animeditor) premiered his fan re-edit to a packed crowd of friends, family, and industry professionals. The film takes the perspective of Obi-Wan Kenobi as the hero. We were there -- and it was incredible.

Between flashbacks in The Mentor between the prequels and A New Hope, when we see just one of Obi-Wan Kenobi's interactions with Jango Fett, it remains very mysterious. Nobody is unmasked. Young Boba Fett and Kamino are gone. Most importantly, Jango doesn't have any lines -- and dedicated shots. Instead, we cut to the chase with the dogfight over Geonosis. Venzon's choice of quickly including a shot of the masked Fett inside Slave I from Empire -- and that's as close as we get. If any of the directing/casting/acting/dialogue of Fetts in the prequels bothered you, this fan re-edit will make you smile, and remind you of how great Fett's portrayal was in the original trilogy.

Watching The Mentor on the big screen made it feel like the prequels could have had some of the same energy and pace of the well-regarded first Star Wars film. This re-edit gives us a fresh perspective focusing the narrative around the initial act of A New Hope where Obi-Wan is the hero instead of Luke Skywalker. It's a testament to the power of editing when it's also just using existing footage from the saga, some editing tricks like elongating a subtle smile, and some re-mixed scoring cues.Venzon, who you may recognize from The People Vs. George Lucas, works full-time at Warner Bros on a forthcoming 2017 feature. In between that work, he cut this in less than four months during just spare nights and weekends. He used Harmy's Despecialized Edition as its source material, as well as a cut-scene from a DVD bonus feature and some choice moments from the Complete Saga Blu-ray release.

Fan re-edits are nothing new. Like fan films, they're using existing footage. Two years ago, actor Topher Grace was in the news for re-editing the entire prequel trilogy into one 85-minute video.

Because of its nature as a fan re-edit, you won't find this film for sale. Because of the total length of The Mentor, and a word-of-mouth strategy, you also won't find it on YouTube or Vimeo (for now). However, you may find it for free if you look in the right places/times:

  • Visit a torrent site of your choosing

  • Search for Star Wars The Master Fan Re-Edit or something along those lines

  • Grab the 3.7gb or so file

  • Watch and enjoy the fan re-edit

If you've seen it, or heard about it, let us know in the comments what you think.

UPDATE: The filmmaker has the film now on Vimeo!

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Hi Alexia,

Thanks for the question!

First, which Marc Ecko swearshirt is it? We have a list of most of them here:
http://www.bobafettfanclub.com/bounty/search/?q=ecko

Second, who autographed it?

Third, any reservations about using eBay?

Thanks!

The latest Vinylmation Boba Fett to be released by Disney will be the Holiday Special re-paint. It's set for November 21st for $16.95 with a limited edition size of 1,500.

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D-Street -- Disney's boutique stores which are often outside Disneyland parks -- will carry the limited edition Vinylmation.

VinylmationWorld first reported the news via information from a private Facebook group for Vinylmation collectors. They also are the source of this debut photo.

As some serious fans will see right away, the re-paint has an inaccuracy: the diamond-shaped center of the chest armor is not accurate. The original cartoon in 1978 did not have this detail that the feature films had.

Special thanks to @swautograph for the head's up on the VinylmationWorld link.

[UPDATE 11/14/2014]

According to VinylmationWorld.com, this figure is also expected to be sold on DisneyStore.com. They also provided this official one sheet:

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Here are past Vinylmation Boba Fett releases over the years:

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BobaGruber wrote:

Hello, hows it going? Irish Star Wars fan and follower of Boba Fett here. Hello to my fellow bounty hunters , great site.
How do I put up some pictures of Mr Fett that I drew?

Welcome, BobaGruber! Glad to have you join up!

Great question about uploads. While we have a formal image gallery, for the boards here, it's temporarily best to upload the images to a hosting site (e.g. imgur.com) and then embed them here. Since that's cumbersome, we'll fast track an upgrade to integrating the board account with the gallery account. Thanks!

This fan spotlight is part of a series focusing on cosplayers who exemplify qualities in creativity, community-building, and craftsmanship.

1. What is your name and who are you cosplaying as?

Scott Chana as Boba Fett.

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2. What groups/clubs/sites are you a member? What is your handle for those sites?

Member of the 501st Legion, Mandalorian Mercs Costuming Club, and The Dented Helmet.

3. Why this character and costume? What's the backstory?

I could write a journal on why I chose Fett (I've actually already done that), but for now, I'll pick just one reason! Despite it never being able to take place in any story-lines, a priceless moment for me is Boba and Jango both in armor on a bounty hunt together. Not only can I now see all of the various pictures of this taking place, but I can actually live the moment.

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4. What's your favorite part of the costume or what has been one of your most memorable experiences as this character?

Star Wars Celebration 4. I remember meeting up with one of my friends who has one of the best Jango Fett costumes I've seen. I was in my Boba Fett at the time. We were trying to get back to the
501st booth at the other end of the convention center. Both of us could not move more than 10 feet without stopping for pictures. It took nearly an hour just to get from one end of the convention center to the other. I don't recall another time I've had my
picture taken by that many people.

5. What were some of your challenges to get your costume just right?

The trouble is, I don't know if there is a "just right" for Boba Fett. Every time I think I'm done upgrading and adjusting the costume, I see something else I can change. For me though, the
most challenging part of the costume is the electronics. I have a remote-controlled servo in my rangefinder, and a voice modulator. Of the 45 minutes it takes to get into costume, about 20 of them are spent on the electronics.

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6. What advice do you have for other cosplayers?

Despite the temptation, do NOT rush to get the costume finished. I made this error when I first started and upgraded almost the entire costume many times over the course of only 8 months.

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7. Favorite Star Wars moment?

Boba Fett escaping the Sarlacc Pit!  I actually have a tattoo of 'Boba Fett Unleashed' on my upper back.

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This fan spotlight is part of a series focusing on cosplayers who exemplify qualities in creativity, community-building, and craftsmanship.

1. What is your name and who are you cosplaying as?

My name is Hydra (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) and I am cosplaying my custom character Umi, the snow Mandalorian.

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2. What groups/clubs/sites are you a member? What is your handle for those sites?

I attend a variety of costume forums, including the RPF, 501st Legion, the Dented Helmet and 405th Infantry Division.

3. Why this character and costume? What's the backstory?

Year ago I wanted my own Boba Fett costume, although when I read the Karen Traviss books that elaborated the lore and culture of the Mandalorians, I aspired to create my own character. Umi is my second custom Mandalorian costume. She was created while I lived far up in the isolated and beautiful Rocky Mountains of Colorado. The scenery and snow inspired me to create a character that reflected the beautiful scenery around me. Umi as a character was imagined as a bounty hunter who found residence on an Imperial controlled snow-based world. Her role was that of the single source of security for a desolate prison facility, if prisoners attempted escape, she got to hunt. I kind of developed her to be a sadistic, loner, or mysterious type character.

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4. What's your favorite part of the costume or what has been one of your most memorable experiences as this character?

I have found that several people from around the world have replicated my custom costume, how neat is that? They've cosplayed my cosplay!

5. What were some of your challenges to get your costume just right?

I worked loosely around my original concept and learned to adapt to the materials I managed to find locally. I had to learn to be flexible.

6. What advice do you have for other cosplayers?

Do lots of research. Devote time and money into your project. While you can update your costume as you go, invest love and attention into your costume so you get it right from the start! Developing a concept before hand and taking your time to collect appropriate material is worth it! Also, make it genuine. My personal rule stands: I want my costume to look like it'd fit in the background of a Star Wars film set.

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7. Favorite Star Wars moment?

Boba Fett of course. Nothing will ever beat his cool, calm, bada** demeanor! The Empire Strikes Back is my favorite of the films, and Boba, although his roles were few, is the reason for that!

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The tube explains the fuel source, but only if its a new flame thrower instead of the original. And since it was a more advanced time maybe it was some kind of weapon that takes what's in the air and makes it combust into flames.

Good points, schenk27! And welcome to BFFC!

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This fan spotlight is part of a series focusing on cosplayers who exemplify qualities in creativity, community-building, and craftsmanship.

1. What is your name and who are you cosplaying as?

My name is Rick Ponte, and I'm costuming as the Return of the Jedi "Special Edition" variant of Boba Fett.

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2. What groups/clubs/sites are you a member? What is your handle for those sites?

My main forum that I'm on is "The Dented Helmet."  I'll browse RPF and other off-shoot sites, but TDH is where it all began. The friends I've made there are some of my best. On most sites my handle is just "Ponte."

3. Why this character and costume? What's the backstory?

Boba has always been my favorite fictional character -- period.  When I was 8 years old, "Star Wars: Dark Forces" came out on PC, which I played on my uncle's computer.  I remember one level where the "boss" was this menacing, jetpack-flying character that terrified me because he came out of nowhere.  I ran out of the room and asked my uncle who he was.  After telling me about Boba Fett  being a bounty hunter, I became enthralled.  Shortly after, he showed me "The Empire Strikes Back." That's what did it: I wanted a Boba Fett costume.  I would run around the house wearing an old vest, using my book-bag for a jetpack and a bunch of paper plates that I stapled together to form a helmet.  Fast forward to 18 year-old me, recently graduated Basic Training and assigned to my Infantry unit, when I found "The Dented Helmet" forum.  Between 2007 and now I've been constantly upgrading my suit to more accurate parts as they're released.  Honestly, it's really, really hard to wear any other costume because they can't ever match the sheer awesomeness and unique look of Boba Fett.  Everyone knows who he is, and the crowd goes nuts when I take it to a convention.

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4. What's your favorite part of the costume or what has been one of your most memorable experiences as this character?

Most of us who costume as Boba would say meeting Jeremy Bulloch was our most memorable experience in costume.  But for me, it was meeting John Morton at Awesome-Con DC last year.  Boba was played by a handful of actors between "Empire" and "Jedi" in different scenes.  John Morton -- or as Jeremy affectionately calls him "Bespin Boba" -- stood in the suit when Vader just gets finished torturing Han Solo. 

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When I approached John in my suit, his eyes completely lit up.  The first thing he said was "Wow... Hey, do you mind if I hold your blaster?"  After giving him the blaster, he remarked at how off-balance it was, just like his ESB blaster on the original set.  We then had a long conversation about what it was like working on the set, how Irvin Kershner told him to "act like Clint Eastwood in 'A Fistful of Dollars.'" He was an extremely nice guy and to hear one of the original Boba Fett actors talk about his crafted demeanor was priceless.

Oh, and proposing to my now wife was a pretty memorable moment.

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5. What were some of your challenges to get your costume just right?

There are two challenges that go hand-in-hand with one another when making a screen-accurate Boba Fett: stencils and color.  There are an obscene amount damage stencils, chips, and marks that are on Boba's costume, featuring dozens of different colors.  On top of that, there are thousands of photos -- both movie screen caps and museum photos taken by fans -- that showcase the suit in vastly different lighting which completely changes the color.  Most of us have a general idea of what the suit is supposed to look like, and mixing paints is absolutely required to "get it just right."

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6. What advice do you have for other cosplayers?

Take your time and take pride in your work.  If you're working on a costume that is complex and requires a lot of detail, the last thing you want to do is rush it. People can tell.  If your costume is a 1 year project, trying to get it finished in 3 weeks for an upcoming convention is going to leave you stressed out and frustrated, with a costume that fell short of your goal.  If it means not debuting your costume until next year, then so be it.

7. Favorite Star Wars moment?

There are countless Star Wars moments, both in the films and games that I cherished as a kid.  I'm really biased on this one, but honestly, Vader approaching all the bounty hunters on the bridge of the "Executor" had the largest impact on me.  It was the first time I saw my favorite character on screen. The lighting and cinematography was such a defining look that just screamed "Star Wars."

Great little banter over on Reddit at http://www.reddit.com/r/Showerthoughts/ … ded_their/ about the right vs. left handed debate, as well as shooting accuracy.

Any thoughts on this? Or feel free to contribute over on Reddit.